Vincentia (fish)

Vincentia is a genus of cardinalfishes native to the eastern Indian Ocean and the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The generic name refers to Gulf St Vincent in South Australia, where the type specimen of V. waterhousii was collected.[2]

Vincentia conspersa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Kurtiformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Vincentia
Castelnau, 1872
Type species
Vincentia waterhousii (synonymous with Vincentia conspersa)
Castelnau 1872[1]


The recognized species in this genus are:[3]

  • Vincentia badia G. R. Allen, 1987 (scarlet cardinalfish)
  • Vincentia conspersa (Klunzinger, 1872) (southern cardinalfish)
  • Vincentia macrocauda G. R. Allen, 1987 (smooth cardinalfish)
  • Vincentia novaehollandiae (Valenciennes, 1832) (eastern gobbleguts)
  • Vincentia punctata (Klunzinger, 1879) (orange cardinalfish)


  1. Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Vincentia". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (31 May 2018). "Order KURTIFORMES (Nurseryfishes and Cardinalfishes)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. Mabuchi, K., Fraser, T.H., Song, H., Azuma, Y. & Nishida, M. (2014): Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa, 3846 (2): 151–203.

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